Congrats for Successful Campaign
Lots of congratulations to all of you for massive demonstrations, Torch processions, Dharna’s, right from gate to mass meetings, massive rallies which had make strike campaign a great success. In some of events I myself had been witness and observed the enthusiasm of the workers particularly youth. Of course this was possible only by hard work done by our cadre at grass route level and able guidance of leaders from branch to apex level. I sincerely pay thanks to all of them for such successful campaign.
Comrades your enthusiasm for making strike a great success had pressed the Central Govt. to come for a negotiated settlement. And that is why a committee of group of ministers headed by Shri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Sh. Arun Jaitely, Finance Minister, Sh. Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Railway Minister, Sh. Manoj Sinha, MoSR discussed the matter with the core group of NJCA on 30th June night for more than one and half hours and had finally agreed to refer the issue of minimum wage revision to high power committee of which report will be submitted within four months.
As all of you are aware that Cabinet in its meeting on 29th had already constituted three high power committees the most important is a committee to review New Pension System, the others on allowances and anomalies. We have to argue over there and hope something good from them.
Under these circumstances and on assurance of Hon’ble Home Minister of India and public Press Note by Hon’ble Finance Minister. NJCA unanimously deferred the strike till the outcome of Committees Report.
Comrades in these four months we should also make introspection and find out strength and weakness during preparation for strike and set right the same.
Four months time is not for off. We believe in Govt. and there assurances. If there is any failure then nobody will be able to blame us that we have not given full opportunity to Govt. to settle the issues.
So far our concern we are always believe in negotiated settlement the strike is our last option.
Let’s hope for the best and remain fully prepared for any future struggle.
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